Update to my original thread.
AS I mentioned in my original post - at the same time as I started the salt and orange juice regime I also stopped drinking tea and coffee (this was after previously drinking defaf hot drinks).
After really missing having a hot drink mid morning afternoon etc I decided to buy quite an expensive completely stainless steel kettle thinking that it could have been the chemicals within the plastic kettle that kicked off my afib (us afibbers are desperatte people!!).
After just a couple of hot drinks (both decaf in the new expensive kettle), but not immediatley, I had the 12 hour bout of AF that I have previously mentioned, then a shorter bout of three hours (both very intense and scary).
It is now a good two weeks since that last 3 hour bout after which I stopped taking any hot drinks whatsoever and yes, fingers crossed - NO AF!!
I do realise that we are all different but I really do feel that this is worth trying as I was never sure what was doing the most good for my AF - orange juice and salt and NO hot drinks and it seems very much like my trigger is HOT DRINKS. (I'm still on the orange and salt as my daily intake of salt otherwise is low).
Boring I know but I'd be a lot more bored if it was beer and wine that was my trigger.......!!
NO TO HOT DRINKS (and fingers crossed........).